Trip and Bluer Man make a break for it; Reed covers them by firing at the Coridons. Bluer Man and Trip dash into T'Pol and Quantum's leaky barn, managing not to get shot, and Bluer Man unties T'Pol. "Good to see you, Captain," Trip says, untying Quantum, who asks what all the racket's about. "Vulcans crashed our rescue party," Trip says. T'Pol and Quantum are free at last. Again. Bluer Man sticks out a blue hand to help Quantum to his feet. Quantum thanks him. Bluer Man pulls something out of his vest. "I believe this is yours," he says, handing it over. "It's the scanner she [jerks his head at T'Pol] gave me from the listening post," Bluer Man says. Quantum comments that he went through a lot of trouble to return it, and gives it to T'Pol. "I'm here for only one reason," Bluer Man says, shaking a blue finger at Quantum. "I need a good night's sleep." Okay, this is going to seem weird, but whenever he talked about not being able to sleep, I kept wanting to tell him to take Excedrin PM, because it's the exact same color as his face! Bluer Man starts to leave the cell, but turns to say, "My debt is repaid." So, now he could shoot them if he wanted to?
One of the Green-Blooded Berets fires a grenade from a VHS camcorder, knocking all the Coridons to the ground. Bluer Man pulls out another weapon as he leads T'Pol, Trip, and Quantum to the Vulcans. Less Blue Man joins him in taking up arms against the oppressor, and we've got Vulcans and Andorians all pointing guns at one another. Reed doesn't know who to point his gun at. "Your presence here is a violation of the Tau Ceti Accords," Sopek informs him. "You lecture us about treaty violations?" Bluer Man blusters. As they argue, Dodger awakens and reaches for a weapon. I think all the enforced together-time with Quantum has affected T'Pol's vision, because she sees all this in slow motion. "We're all on the same side here," Quantum says, so very ineffectually, as T'Pol slo-mo dives onto Sopek and knocks him out of the line of fire. T'Pol gets it in the back, and the Andorians open fire on Dodger. Trip looks poised to shoot, but that's all he's doing -- poising. Quantum rushes to T'Pol's side and says, "Let's get her to the ship." Sopek tells Quantum that T'Pol is not his responsibility: "We'll treat her on the Ni'Var." Quantum turns T'Pol over, and we can see a hole in her costume and her green blood oozing out. "She's still my science officer," Quantum says, struggling to his feet with T'Pol in his arms. The Enterprise crew takes off, and Bluer Man sticks his blue face in Sopek's fat one, hissing: "You should be the one dying, not her." The Andorians leave.
Sick Bay. A curtain, making privacy pointless because of its sheerness, divides the area around T'Pol's bed from the rest of Sick Bay. Sopek walks to the edge of the curtain and asks, "How is she?" Phlox calibrates some stuff and says, "Her injuries were quite extensive." Sopek steps closer and asks if she will live. Quantum looks at Phlox, who says, "I wish I could say." Quantum shifts his weight a few times and says, "I know how you must feel." Okay, right there, no you don't -- HE'S A VULCAN! Quantum ignores my ranting and continues, "She saved my life once, too. She can be a real pain in the ass. Stubborn, arrogant -- sometimes she makes me so angry I want to shove her out an airlock." So, the Vulcans would want to leave one of their own officers aboard a ship with this captain…why? Phlox sneaks into the corner and makes another entry into Quantum's psychological profile: "Irrational violent tendencies. Anger management classes advised." Quantum says he knows why the High Command is "upset." He just doesn't learn, does he? "But it took a lot of courage to step in front of that plasma bullet. Do you really want to take her back home in disgrace?" Let's make a list: feel, upset, courage -- nope, none of those could be called "emotions," could they, Cpt. Roget? Sopek tells Quantum that nothing will excuse what T'Pol did on P'Jem; Quantum counters with, "I'm not asking anyone to pin a medal on her. All I'm asking is that she be given a second chance." Sopek is silent. Quantum asks, "If a respected Vulcan officer went before the High Command and made a plea on T'Pol's behalf. Told them how she saved the life of a Vulcan superior officer. Wouldn't they think twice about this transfer?" Sopek tells Quantum that he can't return to Vulcan without her. Phlox steps in and says that T'Pol suffered "extreme trauma." "I wouldn't advise moving her for quite some time," he says, looking back down at his medical e-pad. Sopek paces a step or two and says, "I'm meeting with the High Command in three days. Perhaps, if there's time, I'll discuss the matter with them." Quantum thanks him. The Vulcans leave.